I've got an entire book written. Looking for feedback on it. I didn't think it would be so hard to find people to read it but most of my family have graciously bowed out from reading it. Freinds smile and nod when I mention my writing. Sigh...
I am assuming if you are on chapter 1 of your book you are still looking for a direction to take it. Good luck.
Friends and family wouldn’t be much help (unless they’re writers or editors themselves). So, you’re not missing out in that realm.
There’s a forum called Critique Circle where you give and receive critique. The critique is pretty detailed. It operates on a points system so as you give critique, you receive points and can post your work for critique. The points system is a way to keep the whole system rolling. I see people adding a chapter at a time of their work.
Lots of editors and practicing writers are on there. That might be something to look into.